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Fostering Education Success Center
Presents as part of the Early Start Experience

Steve Pemberton

Author of Best Selling Memoir A Chance in the World

Steve Pemberton's memoir tells the story of his journey from aging out as foster care, to college, to success as a senior executive in Fortune 500 companies.  He is a diversity and inclusion leader, youth advocate and acclaimed speaker.

This talk, made possible by a generous grant from Impact San Antonio, is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 21, 2020
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

AUGUST 17TH - 22ND 2020

The FESC Early Start Experience aims to give incoming students with a history of foster care an early start in the transition to college.



Benefits of the Early Start Experience

  • Move into residence halls early

  • Free laptop or bookstore credit

  • $250 gift card for dorm & school supplies

  • Meals and social activities

  • Opportunities to connect with other foster

  • Care alumni at UTSA
** Students who participate in ESE will also have the Summer New Student Orientation Fee Waived
The Early Start Experience is a unique program that offers students an opportunity to prepare, explore, and connect with other students before classes begin in August. In addition to new student orientation and roadrunner days, the Early Start Experience is tailored to meet students’ individual needs. Students learn how to be successful in college courses, use student support resources, connect with Fostering Educational Success Center staff, and build relationships with other students before the semester begins.


Important Information

Early Start Eligibility: all incoming new/transfer students with a history of foster care or adoption
Fall Early Start Experience: August 17th- 22nd 2020
Fall Semester Begins: August 24th, 2020

For more information, contact:

Taylor Bazajou, Early Start Program Coordinator

Phone: 210.748.2817


Megan Piel, PhD, Department of Social Work Faculty

Phone: 210.458.2938